Prior Events

Sep 18, 2020

Join Cady Sinks assistant vice president and client executive of Ames & Gough as she presents to the AIA|DC a lunchtime webinar titled Demystifying Insurance. Ms. Sinks will discuss why you need insurance to gain long term success. She will explore different types of liabilities, while providing examples of how these coverages can impact a design firm. Click here to register and learn more.

Sep 15, 2020

Eileen Garcynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will present a 2-hour CLE seminar on avoiding legal malpractice with Dennis Quinn, partner, Carr Maloney. The seminar, conducted by the Virginia Bar Association, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Available by webcast or telephone, the seminar will include an overview of the most common legal malpractice claims (and related risks, such as cyber, management, and employment-related claims), and how to avoid them. The presenters will explain how to avoid the errors that frequently occur and how to respond appropriately to risky situations and will discuss the ethical issues associated with these risks. For additional information on the Virginia Bar’s 9th Annual Avoiding Legal Malpractice Seminar 2020 and to register,  visit: https://www.vacle.org/product.aspx?zpid=6978&zskuid=27335.

 

Jun 26, 2020

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will present an American Bar Association CLE webinar on COVID-19 and legal malpractice claims, along with Melissa Lessell, partner, Deutsch Kerrigan. The 60-minute webinar will be held Friday, June 26 at 1 p.m. EDT and will examine past legal malpractice claims studies and trends, and how they might be applied to predict future claims. The presenters also will discuss legal practice areas and types of errors most susceptible to malpractice claims in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as coronavirus-specific legislation that may trigger new claims. For details and to register for the webinar – Looking Backward to Predict the Future: COVID-19's Anticipated Impact on Legal Malpractice Claims [CC] – visit: https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mtg/web/400904647/

Jun 11, 2020

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will co-present a CLE webinar with Melissa Lessell, equity partner, Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP on the impact of COVID-19 on legal malpractice claims, Thursday, June 11 at 1 p.m. EDT. Although specific implications of COVID-19 on legal malpractice cases remain to be seen, the presenters will discuss what can be learned from past claim studies and trends; practice areas and types of errors most susceptible; and coronavirus-specific legislation that might trigger future legal malpractice claims. The webinar – “Looking Backward to Predict the Future: COVID's Anticipated Impact on Legal Malpractice Claims” – is presented by the Professional Liability Attorney Network. For additional information and to register, visit: https://www.planattorney.org/webinar/16

Jun 4, 2020

Join Eileen Garczynski, senior Vice President of Ames & Gough, for her presentation at the Pennsylvania Bar Ethics CLE session on How to Avoid The Most Common Legal Malpractice Claims, Including Data Security and Employee Theft, June 4th at the Lancaster, Pennsylvania Country Club.

May 8, 2020

The Virginia Bar Association’s online CLE seminar, “Succession Planning for Your Law Practice,” is now available on demand. Presented by Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough and Lori D. Thompson, member, Spilman, Thomas & Battle, PLLC, the seminar provides 1.5 hours of MCLE credits. The presenters discuss best practices in succession planning and ways to prevent the loss of law firm intelligence. They describe how to evaluate potential successors and explain why mentoring and training are vital parts of succession planning. The program also examines various insurance options crucial to long-term succession planning. To register or for more information, visit https://www.vacle.org/product.aspx?zpid=6975&zskuid=27326.

Apr 22, 2020

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will co-present a CLE seminar for the Virginia Bar Association with Lori D. Thompson, member, Spilman, Thomas & Battle on “Succession Planning for Your Law Practice,” on Wednesday, April 22nd from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST. The webcast will provide 1.5 hours of MCLE credits, The presenters will discuss best practices in succession planning and ways to prevent the loss of law firm intelligence. Additionally, participants will learn how to evaluate potential successors and discover why mentoring and training are vital parts of succession planning. The program will also examine various insurance options crucial to long-term succession planning. See the VA CLE Bar website for more information and to sign up!

Mar 26, 2020

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will co-present a CLE seminar for the Virginia Bar Association with Lori D. Thompson, member, Spilman, Thomas & Battle on “Succession Planning for Your Law Practice,” Thursday, March 26 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The seminar which provides 1.5 hours of MCLE credits, will be held at the Virginia Bar Association, 105 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville. The presenters will discuss best practices in succession planning and ways to prevent the loss of law firm intelligence. Additionally, participants will learn how to evaluate potential successors and discover why mentoring and training are vital parts of succession planning. The program will also examine various insurance options crucial to long-term succession planning. The seminar also will be available by Webcast simultaneously on March 26 and rebroadcast Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will also be accessible by telephone on the same dates and times as the Webcasts. For more information, click here.

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  • I believe we were Ames & Gough's first client. In those 25 years, they have never failed to provide us with exceptional service, well beyond being only our A/E broker. Their depth of service, their technical expertise, and their responsiveness to our requests set them apart and account for our long-term relationship.

    Jim Fagan, Chairman of the Board, Hazen and Sawyer
  • Ames & Gough has proven, in a short time, to be a responsive, knowledgeable partner for AIR. Everyone on the team is quick to get back to us whenever we have a question. Importantly, they are also well-versed in the issues and possible solutions that confront our organization and have always been able to solve or prevent a problem. Better yet, they've saved us money and improved the coverage under our various insurance policies.

    Larry Trapuzzano, Director of Facilities & Administration, American Institutes for Research
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    Kevin Kokal, Founder & Owner, Alliance Engineering, Inc.
  • Ames & Gough's expertise in insurance and risk issues important to our association has been obvious. They have been quick to identify issues and opportunities and follow-through to improve our coverage and save us money. We highly recommend Ames & Gough to any association seeking a professional insurance broker partner.

    David Fitzsimmons, VP of Finance & Accounting, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
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    Suzette Bois , Controller , SMRT, Inc.
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    James D. Boothroyd, P.E. , President, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
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    Jerry Sullivan, Head of Professionals, Beazley Group
  • Everyone at Ames & Gough has tremendous depths of knowledge about both design professionals and managing risk in the construction process. We refer firms to Ames & Gough because their professionalism is obvious from the first conversation. Their client focus, nationwide reach, and high level of services makes Ames & Gough an outstanding broker for any design professional. We've given Ames & Gough our 'Elite Broker' designation signifying that they are truly dedicated experts.

    Duane S. Repko, Vice President and Underwriting Manager-AE National Accounts Division, Victor O. Schinnerer & Company
  • Ames & Gough has gone above and beyond in delivering on all their promises and commitments to AGC of America and its Chapters. Their responsiveness and insurance acumen have set them apart from other brokers we've worked with.

    Monique T. Valentine, CPA, CFO, , Associated General Contractors of America
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    Donald P. Nims, Jr., PE, Quality Assurance & Risk Manager, Bergmann Associates, Inc.
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    Phil Sunshine, General Counsel, Finnegan
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    Warren Gorrell, Jr., Former Co-Chairman, Hogan Lovells
  • Effective risk management is an integral part of our company's productivity goals. Ames & Gough provides the support we need to help us understand and implement good risk management practices. Their professional seminars and outstanding support have helped us to keep our insurance costs down as well as to maintain high standards. We value our relationship with them, are happy that they are part of our team, and thank them for their contributions to our success.

    Mark Teden, Executive Vice President/Treasurer, Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc.
  • Ames & Gough has worked closely, proactively, and successfully with our law firm. They have been very effective at obtaining the best insurance coverage for the best price. Additionally, the personnel have been extremely responsive on all our risk management issues. They are very knowledgeable and we are glad they are an integral part of our team.

    Steve Leonard, Chief Operating Officer, Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP
  • During our more than five-year relationship with Ames & Gough, we have grown to depend heavily on their experience in the A/E industry. Their skill at identifying risk exposures, skill in reviewing our contracts, and personal approach to insurance brokerage have made Ames & Gough indispensable to our firm. As contract negotiations become more complicated and the risk of litigation greater, there is no price our firm can put on having Ames & Gough and a good lawyer on our team.

    Ms. Polly Brazelton, Senior Associate, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates